Thursday, July 20, 2017

An Ordinary Stroll

Summer is moving along apace, and we have scarcely spent any time in our park. Of course, we might have it were to have rained less. There's been rain almost every day, often in the form of downpours to the point where Sue has had to remove the drowned flowers from some of her planter barrels. Needless to say, we are setting records, and this just a year after an almost record drought last year.

Well anyolehow, we did go for a stroll on Saturday evening, after a rainless day, and it was lovely. We're there so often that I don't always take photos even though I almost always lug my camera, but I did take a few that evening.

The town erects a temporary dock every summer for people who want to fish or put in a light craft. There is a bigger, permanent boat launch dock farther up and two more temporary ones nearer downtown for cottagers to tie up if the want to visit downtown.

But what was shocking was the the dock was mostly submerged. I have never seen it like this as one always has had to dangle one's feet in the past.



The kids and me: sitting on the same dock five years ago. Quite a difference.


Further up, there was a lot of water lying in puddles. One has to look for interesting reflections, but I didn't find any although I tried.



On our return to the car, we spotted these two girls fishing, and one of them really got into her work. I tried to process this with a summery, vintage sort of look.



So, that was our little re-introduction to Riverside Park. Hopefully, we'll get there a little more frequently as the summer progresses.

Addendum: On the 16th (July 2017), we had rain for the hundredth day this year. This set a new record for how quickly we got to 100, beating the old record of July 31, 1983.

6 comments:

Marie Smith said...

The dock says it all. Incredible!

July has been dry here after a wet spring. Now crops are threatened.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

We had an incredibly rainy May and June this year, but now it is back to the horrible heat and humidity. It is this time of year I always start looking forward to fall.
The girls look like they are enjoying their day fishing. Your grandkids are cute...I guess they are much bigger now! Time flies, doesn't it?

Debbie said...

the grands are so young in that picture but it is a very cute one of you with them!!!

you must have had A LOT of rain!!!

Kerry said...

Wow that is a lot of rain.Such high water levels! It has dried out here in Oregon, but that's normal for this time of year. We had an extremely wet winter.

Jenn Jilks said...

It has been an amazing amount of rain!

MARY G said...

The Mississippi at Playfairville bridge is also really high. I guess all the watershed is.